Allyson, from the Wildlife Rehab Center, came in to the studio with two cute little friends today, an owl and an opossum to talk about wildlife awareness and an upcoming fundraiser.

The Annual Wildlife Rehab Center Fundraiser is on Wednesday, February 19th at the John Ball Zoo Ballroom from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The evening will feature a silent auction, wine, appetizers, and great company! You can get all of the information at Wildlife-Rehab-Center.org.

Here is a little info about the rehab center's background and mission:

"Peg and Roger Markle formed Wildlife Rehab Center Ltd in December 2002 after years of caring for abandoned and injured wildlife in the greater Grand Rapids area. We are an independent, nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to offering the West Michigan area a reliable, high-quality resource for the rehabilitation of orphaned, abandoned, injured, or incapacitated wildlife. Licensed by both the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, we offer a very high level of practical experience, know-how, contacts, and confidence. Working with us is a professional and simple way to guarantee the swift and humane return of wounded animals and migratory birds to their natural habitat."

The Wildlife Rehab Center depends on funding from donors to remain open and doesn't receive any funding on the state or federal level.

If you find an injured wild animal or have a question about a wild bird or animal, you can contact the Wildlife Rehab Center by calling Peg and Roger at (616) 361–6109 or now for emergencies ONLY our TEXT ONLY assistance line: (616) 606-5805 (No calls please).